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Classroom Assessments Techniques

Classroom Assessments Techniques are brief, non-credit exercises intended to assess student understanding of course material. They allow teachers to assess quickly what students do and do not understand (i.e., formative assessment) and, as a result, adjust their teaching methods. In addition, they allow students to discover areas of confusion. These techniques can be used to assess course related knowledge, expose attitudes and values of students, or to gauge students' reactions to specific instruction. They have the have the added benefit of incorporating an active learning component to the class.

Help is available for:

  • Understanding the importance formative assessment
  • Successfully using low preparation classroom techniques
  • Implementing specific classroom assessment techniques that are good for:
    • Beginning a class or new section of material
    • Breaking up lecture and making it more interactive
    • Ending a class or new section of material
  • Implementing specific classroom assessment techniques that target high-order thinking, such as:
    • Application of material
    • Creative thinking
    • Critical thinking
  • Come for information, consultation, observation, and/or training.

If you are interested in the above service, please contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer

Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer is Director of CAT.

Available: fall and spring semesters.

Contact information: send a message or call campus ext. 7512



See also: One-on-One Services

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